Ashley & Kilian [destination wedding photography]

It had all the elements of a traditional wedding in El Vendrell, a Catalonian town south of Barcelona. The colors, the flora, the austere civil ceremony hall, the town baker’s cake and the neighborhood florist’s bouquet. And then it had what El Vendrell had never seen: a wedding at the Museu Deu and a Baha’i marriage ceremony, both a first for the town. El Vendrell had also probably never seen a bride and groom stroll through the city center market to the florist to get their flowers and then stop at the jeweler around the corner to pick up and exchange their rings on the way to their civil ceremony.
Like a perfectly set mosaic, Ashley and Kilian’s wedding combined the traditional and the unique into wedding art. Music performed by friends and family, prayers and scriptures of love and counsel, and the Sardana (Catalonian folk dance) followed by some ’70s feel-good music and grandfather’s poetry. Every bit an expression of who they are and the love that their families create. Felicitats, Ashley i Kilian!

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Mojan - Negeen, oh my gosh. These are all brilliant. No collection of wedding photos have ever given me goosebumps like these have.

Absolute favorites: With coffee cups in window; serious in front of flags; sweeping dress and blue wall; painted musicians playing for bride.

GOOSEBUMPS.

N - Every time I look at your wedding photos I want to get married all over again so that you can picture our special moment!

negeen - @Mojan, the gorgeous wedding invitations that you designed set the visual concept of the wedding and I just carried it through with the images. Thank *you* for the inspiration. That’s two for two. (:

Michelle Gentry - Ashley,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful wedding! The pictures made me tear up – SO FABULOUS! And what a perfect venue! Your vail is positively gorgeous! Good luck to the both of you…Cheers!

Sahar - Negeen, these pictures are absolutely flawless! Amazing job, as always!

shadi Safajou - Did I say how amazingly talented you are! ? You are amazing! How lucky are they to have you capture their special day…God bless you my dearest!

Katharine - What color. This is a really gorgeous shoot. And Mojan did the invitations…they look really, really good…

the fananapazirs [family portrait photography]

Last month while I was in the D.C. area to give a Photo 101 workshop for parents, I had the chance to shoot a family session with the Fananapazir family. With Melody’s penchant for color as seen popping off her custom accessory designs at MeMe&You, I knew the session starting off at their home in Arlington and taking us to beautiful Georgetown would be brimming with vibrant color. But seriously, with such an amazing couple and their delectably adorable children, the richness and color was all them.

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LAYLI - ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, NEGS!!

melody - thank you, negs, for beautifully capturing memories before we leave DC! This was so much fun! LOVE!

roxanne & ryan | the hipster brooklyn wedding

I must admit that no other photography request knocked the breath of out me like this one. Never have had a need-to-breathe-out-of-a-paper bag moment until my friend and photography frère Ryan Lash asked me to shoot his wedding. Reoccurring nightmares of gear breaking minutes before the ceremony (at the hands of Ryan no less) ensued as I tried to figure out how I would capture this occasion in a way that would express my own story telling while being the eyes Ryan himself would employ were he able to frame his wedding through his own lens. I know, a ridiculously tall order — which, I learned, is precisely Ryan and Roxanne’s cup of tea.
In (I kid you not) eighteen days, Ryan and Roxanne planned the. most. hipster Brooklyn wedding, ever. Friends and family flocked in from across the US, Canada, Ecuador and Germany. Venues were booked, cancelled and booked. Flowers were ordered, banners were designed, books were printed and roommates were stressed. out. The seemingly impossible turned into an intimate, charming and sublime wedding complete with soul-filling music, a moving prayer for remembered family, a Livestream broadcast viewed by hundreds of friends around the world, activity books for the guests, a Rice Krispie treat wedding cake, and socks provided for the surprise activity: bowling. Afterwards, the newly wed couple accompanied by their friends walked to the subway station, danced to an underground saxophone and took a train to their ever after, all the while sweetly serenaded by their sister and her ukulele. A more perfect wedding it could not be … (except for the ceremony in direct sunlight at high noon – but we’ll eventually let that one go, Ryan Lash). Love you, Rox & Ry.

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N - More, more, more!!! :-)

MayT - Negeen, you have done a spectacular job of capturing the spirit of the couple and the beautiful day! Congrats to Rye and Rox!

Mehran - Negeen, these are exceptional!

Marco A. - Wonderful photographs, Negeen!!!

LAYLI - NEGEEN. NOW I’M HAVING A BREATHE OUT OF A BAG MOMENT : YOUR PHOTOS ARE RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so so so so so so amazed by them. amazing when the wind decides to cooperate with you and my, those veil shots are OUT OF THIS WORLD. i am so proud of you and you got madd skillz, yo. APPLAUSE!!!!! XOXOXOOX

Susan Sheper - These are spectacular!! Thank you so much for sharing them. They are certainly among the most unique wedding photos I have seen – which is perfect for this wonderful unique couple. I love them!

Yas. - Negeen joon….SOOOOOO beautiful… love your pictures as always…you are the best… I really love this series (and the bride and groom). Bisous.

Yasmin H - If only we could have had you at our wedding! You are amazing!

juliet - I think these are the most beautiful wedding photographs I’ve ever seen..you did have great material to work with, but they are stunning…congratulations.

Sally Weeks - I had SO MUCH FUN looking at these photographs! Of and by people I love.
Sally

Abey - wow! just wow! i wish i can have these great photos on my wedding. great planning, great photos! congrats!

Omeed Mollaian - The photos are incredible sis! You move forward by leaps and bounds with each wedding wtih your creativity!

Synnøve - Thanks so much for sharing ~ loved seeing these pictures! So full of style, colors, beauty, happiness and playfulness!

laurie - love love it !!

oxana - amazing photos of amazing people by amazing photographer!!

James - Really beautiful and creative photos of really wonderful people.

Nancy Wong - AWESOME, Negeen! I enjoyed each and every shot!

brian kurzius - this is the first time I’ve seen someone else’s wedding photos that wanted to frame and put on my wall :-)

Farida - Negeen these pictures are not only beautiful …I truly felt like i was there!!! So much love, joy and radiance! thank you for being so talented and sharing it with us :) xxx

Elliott V. - My sister was raving about your work so I decided to check out some of your latest. Amazing, I tell you. So very inspiring. Maybe my wife and I should renew our vows or something just as an excuse to fly you out to Australia…